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Several Proposals Advance for Waukegan’s Fountain Square Casino

Anika Raina

November 14, 2019

As of the middle of October, three out of the four casino proposals for Waukegan have been evaluated and selected to move on in the process; these proposals will now face an evaluation by the Illinois Board of Gaming, according to the Chicago Tribune.  The bids from Rivers Casino, Full House Reso...

Impeachment: How It Works

Impeachment: How It Works

Charlotte Pulte and Cali Lichter

November 14, 2019

Note: This story is a news piece, and the information included in here comes from the sources listed on page 9. Our goal with this story is to inform readers about how the impeachment process works and what the key details of the current situation are. We are not expressing an opinion on whether or not...

D128 implements new e-learning policy

D128 implements new e-learning policy

Moira Duffy, News Editor

November 14, 2019

Earlier this school year, the District 128 School Board announced that e-learning days will occur in place of canceled school days when the two emergency days built into the calendar have been used; the board is in the process of determining details for these days, such as the amount of time they will...

Youth climate activists continue strikes in efforts to enact policy

Moira Duffy, News Editor

November 9, 2019

Students from LHS are looking to change the culture surrounding climate change as well as enact local, state, and national policies related to the climate through youth strikes and other lifestyle changes. The most recent Chicago climate strike was  Oct. 7, where young people from organizations such as Illi...

Girls volleyball falls to Fremd vikings in supersectional match

Girls volleyball falls to Fremd vikings in supersectional match

Molly Boufford, Online Editor

November 9, 2019

The girls volleyball team fell to the Fremd Vikings in the super-sectional match on Friday, Nov. 8. Fremd won the first set 25-17. Still keeping their spirits high, the Wildcats switched sides and fought back in the second set, but Fremd kept its lead, winning 25-22. This concludes the season for the te...

Global riots and protests shake world governments

Global riots and protests shake world governments

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

In recent weeks, the world has seen an unusually large number of oppositional movements, many of which have escalated into riots and violence. Although the reasons and methods are different, the movements seem to be connected to a growing global trend in anti-government sentiment. These people seem to...

New ACT changes spark questions of testing equity

New ACT changes spark questions of testing equity

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

November 4, 2019

In early October, the ACT announced its intent to implement significant changes to its testing: Starting in the fall of 2020, students will be allowed to retake individual sections of the ACT rather than having to redo the whole exam, and have the option of taking the test online at certain test cen...

Marching band raises $3,400 for Waukegan marching band

Marching band raises $3,400 for Waukegan marching band

Molly Boufford, Online Editor

October 27, 2019

During the last week of July, the LHS band fundraised $3,400 through their annual change drive to donate to the Waukegan High School marching band.  The annual change drive occurred during the week-long summer camp that band attends every year. Each day during the drive, the students bring in a differe...

Local Medical Plants Emitting Toxic Chemicals in Lake County

Local Medical Plants Emitting Toxic Chemicals in Lake County

Anika Raina, Staff Member

October 24, 2019

It was recently announced that Medline Industries and Vantage Specialty Chemicals have been polluting the air with a toxic gas, ethylene oxide, in Lake County for several decades, according to the Lake County Health Department. Both medical companies use ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize their medical ...

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